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What do you Fall for?

Good morning! First things first, I must talk about the pink elephant in the white room. I have not been posting as frequently-as I’m sure you’ve noticed. Without going into too much detail, I’ve needed a little reprieve.
But, that reprieve has been had and now it’s time to get back to business. The crisp fall air is upon us and I feel invigorated to sew, cook, create, build and ramble on about the things of God that I’m learning.

Can you handle all the weirdness that is Rebekah? Please scroll down before you answer that.
Green Beans-Kayle & Rebekah
Probably not. But that’s why we have the buffer of the internet between my weirdness and your purity, dear reader.

Anywho, it’s fall time. A time of harvest, hot coffee and fun wintery-type projects. What are your favorite fall things to do?


Fall Lane
At the top of my fall list is leaf watching. I could stare at, walk through, collect and photograph the changing leaves from now until eternity. And since I’ve already cleared it with God that there will be seasons in heaven, this love affair will not end.


Scarf & mittens
Another one of my favorite things to prepare for the cold, fall weather is to make mittens out of old sweaters. I can never seem to find the cuteness factor when shopping for store-made mittens. Plus, store-bought are either too small, too scratchy or don’t match my winter coat. I came up with my own solution and made a pair of mittens and a matching scarf from two old sweaters.

Problem solved, mate.


Corn Maize
Like a child, I cannot get enough of a good Maize Maze. The swishing stalks against a pale blue sky takes me back home to Kansas, to wheat fields, to harvest festivals. Plus, a good Maize Maze is always accompanied by horsey rides, apple cider and other fall accoutrements.

What more could you ask for?


Pumpkin Patch
Maybe a pumpkin patch? Yes, please. Pumpkin patches are to fall as snow is to Christmas. The grocery store cardboard bins full of pumpkins should be shunned other than for last minute pumpkiny needs, such as decorating your porch when unannounced guests come to visit.

Otherwise, I implore you to drive at least 45 minutes to a pumpkin patch, labor over which has the perfect stem-to-body ratio and finally choose your pumpkin-already knowing which side you will be carving a face into.

Please, for all pumpkins everywhere, do the right thing.


Ginger Puff Cookies

Finally, nothing says fall like all things cinnamony, nutgmegy and spicey. I love to kick off fall by cooking a huge batch of Ginger Snap Cookies, sharing it with the neighbors and nibbling on a few of my own. This pictured version above is a skinny version I created, called “Ginger Puff Cookies“, for those of you watching the waistline.

I also think fall should be accompanied by homemade No Fuss, No Sugar Applesauce, Beautiful Banana Bread andEasy Chili.

What are your favorite fall things to create, bake, sew or enjoy? I’d love to know, dear readers-for you are my inspiration to keep writing and creating things!


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Ginger “Puff” Cookies-Skinny Version

It is 33 degrees outside as I write this, sitting on the back porch at 6 am. It’s still dark and my coffee is close at hand. I love this change in the weather-it means all things nutmeg and Christmas and Thanksgiving and decorating and making presents and more coffee and hot tea and….


Tasty, Skinny Ginger “Puff” Cookies-which I make without sugar, shortening and a ton of calories.

(I love the original Ginger Snap type Cookies, don’t get me wrong. But with ingredients like 1 1/2 Cups of Shortening and 1 Cup of Sugar…I wanted to find a healthy alternative that would satisfy my ginger cookie loving ways.)


Here’s all that you’ll need to make your own Ginger “Puff” Cookies (printable recipe at the bottom):

2 1/4 C Flour, plus 3-4 TBS
2 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
1/8 tsp Salt
3/4 C Ripe Bananas
1 tsp liquid Stevia
1 egg
1/4 C Molasses
2 Powdered Packets of Stevia to Sprinkle the puffy tops (not necessary, but nice)

Preheat the oven to 350. Makes 40-45 cookies.


In a medium mixing bowl, measure out the 2 1/4 Cup of Flour.


Enjoy the ginger scent for a moment, then add the 2 tsp Ground Ginger.


Next, add the 1 tsp Baking Soda.


Add the 3/4 tsp of Cinnamon.


Inhale, then add the 1/2 tsp of Ground Cloves. Yum.


Finally, add the 1/8 tsp Salt.


Thoroughly mix the dry ingredients together.


In a large bowl, add the 3/4 C Bananas.


Add the 1 tsp liquid Stevia.


Crack yer egg into the bowl.


Lastly, add the 1/4 C of molasses.


Blend on a low speed until mixed-about a minute.


Slowly, add the dry ingredients to the wet, increasing the mixing speed if needed. The batter will become very thick and very sticky.


If the mixer starts to bog down, add the rest of the flour mixture by hand. Then, add the 3-4 TSB of the remaining flour until the batter is very thick.


Spoon 1″ round cookie puffs onto an ungreased cookie sheet, leaving about 1-2″ in between each puff.


Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with the powdered Stevia, if desired. This makes them a little sweeter-and my hubby, the sweet tooth, desired the extra sweetness.


Bake 8-9 minutes or until the cookies are puffy and browned on the bottom. Cool on the pan on a wire rack for one minute.


Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to finish cooling.


Enjoy these Tasty, Skinny Ginger “Puff” with a hot cup of tea and without the guilt!

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Ginger "Puff" Cookies-Skinny Version
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 40-45 cookies
Enjoy ginger cookies without the guilt-no sugar, no shortening and low calorie. Perfect for a cold winter day!
  • Dry Ingredients:
  • 2¼ C Flour, plus 3-4 TBS
  • 2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ¾ tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground CLoves
  • ⅛ tsp Salt
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • ¾ C Ripe Bananas
  • 1 tsp liquid Stevia
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ C Molasses
  • Top With:
  • 2 Powdered Packets of Stevia to Sprinkle the puffy tops (not necessary, but nice)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Add all dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add all wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl and blend thoroughly.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, until the batter becomes too thick.
  5. Add the rest of the dry ingredients, mixing by hand.
  6. Add the 3-4 TBS of flour.
  7. Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheet and sprinkle with powdered Stevia.
  8. Bake for 8-9 minutes.
  9. Cool on pan on wire rack for 1 minute.
  10. Transfer puffs to wire rack and cool completely.



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